In autumn, flame-colored maples light up the forest edges around Seattle, chum salmon hit the creeks, and waterbirds like buffleheads and harlequin ducks come home for the winter.
Add in year-round residents like rhinoceros auklets (yes, they have horns on their bills) and the place starts looking like a zoo.
Observe from Discovery Park, where the wild beaches have tidepools, bluffs, and restored wetlands.
- 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle, WA
- Neighborhood: Magnolia
- Call the visitor’s center (Closed Mondays) for directions to park